The following articles from Instruction discuss the reasons why implementing accessibility in your course design influences student success. Faculty will also discover practical advice on how to create courses that are inclusive to all students.


  • Calendar on Desk
    What’s Happening In FDIS October 2021
    What’s Happening In FDIS The Faculty and Departmental Instructional Support team offers professional development opportunities throughout the year. See what we have coming up this month below. You can also check out …
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    CSD is now the Dart Center
    The Center for Students with DisABILITIES has recently re-branded and has a new name–the Justin Dart, JR, Student Accessibility Center or Dart Center. The new name became effective on July …
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    Accessibility and Learning Tools from Microsoft
    Microsoft offers various accessibility tools and learning tools throughout its products. Learn more about the tools by visiting the following links. Microsoft Accessibility Tools Digital Learning Tools from Microsoft Education
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    Improving Course Accessibility with Blackboard Ally
    Watch the recording of our recent training: Improving Course Accessibility with Blackboard Ally. Download the slides (PDF) Thank you for working on the accessibility of your courses. If you need …
  • The FULL Definition of Accessibility
    “Accessibility” originally meant to have the ability to reach or enter into something; however, the meaning of accessibility has evolved to include the ability of individuals with disabilities to access …
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    Blackboard Fix Your Content Day Challenge 2020
    May 21st is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Click to learn more...
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    Blackboard Ally for All
    Ally is now available for all courses. Learn more...
  • Make Your Blackboard Course Accessible – Image Alt Text (Image Description)
    Providing Alternative Text or Image Descriptions allows people with visual impairments using assistive technology to discern the meaning of images online. Without alt text such people would miss the content …
  • Creating Screen Reader Friendly Content
    One of the salient features of accessible content is that it lends itself well to assistive technologies, especially the screen reader. As you may know, a “screen reader” is a …
  • Tool Spotlight: Immersive Reader
    Adjust settings to improve the readability of Microsoft Word documents.